Hurricane Harvey, which dumped the greatest amount of rain in a single storm in US history, is barely over, and the damage has barely begun to be calculated, when along comes Irma.
One storm after another. What will it take to get the right wing liars in this country to give up their multibillion dollar campaign of deception and finally admit that something is happening here that must be addressed? We still have a couple of months of this year's hurricane season to go- maybe we will have a third or a fourth of these things, while the short term profits of energy companies destroy the future of the human race.
And what is to come in that future? In five or ten more years, will we see half a dozen of these "thousand year" storms every year? Or even more, with an intensity that even now seems inconceivable? How long before 200 mile an hour storms batter the South several times a year? How long before large parts of the Atlantic and Gulf regions become uninhabitable? Will the former residents of those areas still be willing to play the sucker for the rich bastards whose greed is destroying the planet?
The sad news is that there is no sign that these people will ever face reality, on this issue any more than they have on any other. Hang on tight; it's going to be a rough ride.